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29th September, 2016 - 3:02 pm
broadband funded by uk government

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Government’s new Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, seems to have gone off-message after he told an annual conference for the Institute of Directors (IoD) that the United Kingdom’s mobile and broadband connectivity was in a “simply unacceptable” state for 2016.

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29th September, 2016 - 12:55 pm
talktalk uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Ofcom has approved a request by TalkTalk to vary its licence for 3.3MHz of radio spectrum in the 1800MHz “DECT guard band” (1781.7-1785MHz paired with the 1876.7-1880MHz block), which supports the ISP’s plan to add small cell / femtocell based 4G (LTE) Mobile into its broadband routers. The regulator also hopes to open the band up more generally to other uses.

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29th September, 2016 - 11:30 am
world_broadband_internet_speed

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Akamai has published its Q2-2016 State of the Internet report, which reveals that the United Kingdom’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 15Mbps (up from 14.9Mbps in Q1) vs a global score of 6.1Mbps (down from 6.3Mbps). Sadly the UK’s world rank has once again fallen from 19th to 20th.

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29th September, 2016 - 8:23 am
ethernet_network_cable_rj45

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Do you connect your broadband router to a computer via wires? If so then you’re probably using the old Category 5e / 6 Ethernet cable, which is limited to 1000Mbps (1000BASE-T / 1000BASE-TX). Not that you’ll need it, but the new IEEE 802.11bz standard can give those a multi-Gigabit speed boost.

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29th September, 2016 - 1:18 am
postoffice uk broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Customers looking to take their standard unlimited broadband from the Post Office may like to know that they’re offering the service at £3 a month for the first 18 months (£10 thereafter), although you still have to bundle this with phone line rental from £16.99 per month.

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28th September, 2016 - 1:19 pm
zen internet uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

UK ISP Zen Internet has announced that the reach of their “next generation” consumer broadband and high-capacity data network (e.g. Ethernet, FTTC, FTTP, EFM and ADSL) will be extended to 400 Points of Presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges by January 2017 (reaching over 500,000 postcodes).

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28th September, 2016 - 12:24 pm
complaint_consumer_broadband_isp_gripes

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Good news, Ofcom’s latest Q2 2016 consumer complaints report finds that the total volume of UK Telecoms (mobile, broadband and phone) and Pay TV complaints has declined. Sadly some ISPs have fared better than others, with BT coming out top of the worst for fixed line home broadband.

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28th September, 2016 - 10:42 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Keith Oddy | 6 Comments

UK ISP Sky Broadband has launched a special 9 month contract deal for students, which offers their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps broadband (ADSL2+) service for “free” (£10 a month thereafter) but of course you still have to pay the price of phone line rental on top (£17.40 per month).

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28th September, 2016 - 8:18 am
google_station

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Internet giant Google seems to be into almost everything these days and now the operator has decided to enter the market for public WiFi Hotspots by launching a new suit of management tools, which could bring such access points closer together. Mind you, they’re not the first to do that.

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27th September, 2016 - 4:37 pm
police united kingdom

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

The Westminster Magistrates Court has heard how 19-year-old Daniel Kelley, who was arrested in Llanelli (South Wales) at the end of last year on suspicion of blackmail, attempted to extort 465 Bitcoins (worth £216K) from TalkTalk following the devastating 2015 Cyber-Attack on their systems.

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27th September, 2016 - 3:38 pm
gigaclear_rural_path_fibre_optic_broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains.

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27th September, 2016 - 10:30 am
ofcom_mobile_network_tracking_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

The telecoms regulator has today launched its first “crowdsourced research project“, which asks owners of Android Smartphones’ to download its new Ofcom Mobile Research app, which will help them to build up a more accurate picture of Mobile and WiFi network performance across the United Kingdom.

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27th September, 2016 - 9:38 am
vodafone_uk_2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Vodafone has today confirmed that they’ve officially become members of Ofcom’s voluntary Code of Practice for broadband ISP speeds (details), which helps to protect customers from bad advertising and guarantees “accurate minimum and maximum download speeds“. Took them long enough.

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27th September, 2016 - 8:55 am
hyperoptic_maskot_print

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP/B) broadband network to 500,000 UK premises in 20 UK cities, has stopped giving customers a Static IP (IPv4) address and instead become one of the first to adopt Internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT).

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